Archive for the ‘Student Perspectives’ Category

Student Perspectives: Diane Silcox

Diane Silcox examines turfgrass for hunting billbug damage.

National award-winning Ph.D. student Diane Silcox is developing biological solutions with economic savings for managing damage from the hunting billbug, a relatively new pest in North Carolina’s warm-season turf.

Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson

Kristen Glosson

Guilford County native Kristen Glosson is creating new options for dairy farmers through her nutrition and animal science research at a newly enhanced dairy unit that’s part of N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. As she pursues her master’s degree, Glosson focuses on increasing the nutrient density of pasteurized whole milk for calves.

Student Perspectives: Suzanne O’Connell and Aaron Fox

Aaron Fox and Suzanne O'Connell

Ph.D. students Suzanne O’Connell and Aaron Fox immersed themselves in Croatian agriculture, cuisine and culture as they spent a month exploring study abroad options with the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Agriculture.

Student Perspectives: Erin Beasley

Erin Beasley

CALS sophomore Erin Beasley is a whiz when it comes to words. The animal science major and aspiring veterinarian recently became national champion of a medical terminology competition held by HOSA, or Health Occupation Students of America.

Student Perspectives: Becky Dobosy

Becky Dobosy

When it comes to addressing issues related to hunger in developing nations, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences nutrition major Becky Dobosy is not sitting still. While she’s been at N.C. State, the junior has traveled near and far to grow her knowledge of nutrition and sustainable agriculture and to put it to work.

Student Perspectives: Justin Hills

Justin Hills

Working in the laboratory of Dr. Rob Dunn has given N.C. State University biological sciences student Justin Hills insight into – and passion for – public health and science communication. This summer, he’s headed to Ghana to investigate liver cancer, a first step in his quest to help address health disparities that exist among different communities nationally and internationally. Hear more in this audio slideshow, with photos by Becky Kirkland, N.C. State University Communications.

Student Perspectives: Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

A member of the Wolfpack’s basketball team, Alex Johnson is a self-described go-getter with three career goals: playing basketball, working in sports communication and serving as a mentor for troubled youth. Hear more about this CALS graduate student in this audio slideshow (Photos by Becky Kirkland, N.C. State University Communications, and Mark McIntyre, N.C. State Athletic Media Relations)

Student Perspectives: Rachel Turner

Rachel Turner and Dr. Matt Gerard

In this audio slideshow, CALS senior and aspiring conservation veterinarian Rachel Turner discusses her published research on equine colic as well as an internship that took her to Sri Lanka to work with elephants.

Emily Meineke: Scaling up research on tiny pest

Emily Meineke

Will climate change make scale insects more abundant? That’s one of the questions Ph.D. student Emily Meineke is trying to answer as she studies these tiny — and abundant — pests.

Kelly Bryant: Dancing with heart

Kelly Bryant

An award-winning dancer talks about her experience with NC State’s Dance Program and as an animal science major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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